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Event case studies

Here are examples of just some of the exciting conferences and events held here in NewcastleGateshead...

LNER eventLNER's Business Leadership Team Update
60 of the most senior managers from LNER travelled to Newcastle for the meeting at the Discovery Museum’s Grand Hall, which took place just a month after LNER took over operation of the East Coast line. The day involved updates from areas across the business and most importantly a section focused on business planning – with the recent change from Virgin to LNER, the business leadership team used the time together to plan out some of the ways they will start to do things differently going forward.

UKES2018UK Energy Storage (UKES) Conference 2018
The Energy Storage Research Network (ESRN), the Energy SUPERSTORE and the STFC Network in Battery Science and Technology, all funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), hosted the fourth UK Energy Storage Research Conference (UKES2018) in March 2018, providing an inclusive platform for all researchers in energy storage to present their work through talks and poster sessions.

EMS 2018European Marathi Sammelan 2018
The European Marathi Sammelan (EMS) is a conference started by likeminded Maharashtrian community members to celebrate culture and traditions of Maharashtra, India, which happens every other year in a major European city. First launched in the Netherlands in 1996, the NewcastleGateshead event marked the 12th edition of the EMS.

ASMEAssociation for the Study of Medical Education Annual Scientific Meeting
Over 500 national and international medical professional delegates from as far as Australia and Taiwan travelled to NewcastleGateshead for the ASME ASM, which took place at the iconic Sage Gateshead on the city’s Quayside from 11-13 July 2018. NewcastleGateshead has a track-record of hosting high-profile medical conferences as well as having one of the country’s leading medical universities at Newcastle University, which is an ASME institutional member.

Northern Powerhouse Business SummitNorthern Powerhouse Business Summit
The Northern Powerhouse Business Summit, part of the Great Exhibition of the North, took place from 4 – 6 July 2018 in NewcastleGateshead at the Boiler Shop, an iconic venue on the site where George Stephenson designed the world’s first locomotive – the Rocket. 1,000 delegates attended the event which brought together small businesses, government ministers, Northern Mayors, and business leaders from across the North of England.

Evolution Emerging ConferenceEvolution Emerging Conference
Some of the nation's most celebrated industry music professionals arrived into the North East to take part in the first Evolution Emerging Conference on 6 June 2018, ahead of the Evolution Emerging music festival on 9 June, which is now in its 10th year. The event took place at iconic international home for music, Sage Gateshead.

Global Careers Services SummitGlobal Careers Services Summit
More than 100 Careers Services leaders from across the globe met in Newcastle for the Global Careers Services Summit in March 2018. The event focused on facilitating learning, best practice sharing and collegial dialogue amongst career services providers, in addition to offering opportunities for networking and building international partnerships.

The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Student Conference 2018The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Student Conference 2018
The BASES Student Conference 2018, which took place 12 – 13 April at Northumbria University, aimed to bring together the student contribution to research within the discipline of sport and exercise science. The 2-day programme was packed with an excellent array of oral and poster communications, keynote sessions and a collection of workshops.

BIM Show LiveBIM Show Live 2018
BIM Show Live is best known as the Construction Industry conference which delivers advanced technologies in the built environment. The two-day conference took place on Wednesday 28 February and Thursday 1 March, at the Boiler Shop in Newcastle's Stephenson's Quarter.

FUSEEMBO Conference 2017
109 researchers and clinicians from across 22 countries from Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australasia attended the first EMBO conference held in NewcastleGateshead from 31 August to 3 September 2017. ICAP conferences bring together a small but vibrant community of parasitologists working on anaerobic and mucosal parasites.

INCA 2017 Inborn Errors Working Party Meeting 2017
130 delegates from across Europe travelled to NewcastleGateshead in November 2017 for the Inborn Errors Working Party Meeting 2017. This event was a joint meeting for the European Society for Bone Marrow Transplantation (EBMT), Inborn Errors Working Party (IEWP) and Paediatric Diseases Working Party (PDWP).

INCA 2017Independent Networks Cooperative Association Conference 2017
In November 2017, over 200 members from across the UK travelled to the North East of England for INCA’s highly regarded annual conference. Previously held in ExCeL London in association with Broadband World Forum 2016, INCA headed up north to the Crowne Plaza Newcastle – Stephenson Quarter for its 2017 conference.

Newcastle UniversityThe School of Medicine at the Universidad de Navarra – Summer Course 2017
Each year, The School of Medicine at the Universidad de Navarra, Spain, selects a different location for its International Programme's Summer Course. Thanks to its reputation as one of the leading medical schools in the UK, Newcastle University was selected as host to 80 students in summer 2017.

International Construction Information Society
The International Construction Information Society (ICIS) is made up of organisations that provide technical services to hundreds of thousands of construction professionals through national master specification systems, cost information or building product information for the construction/ built environment industry.

FUSEBIM show live 2017
Hundreds of digital enthusiasts from the construction industry all over the world travelled to Newcastle back in February 2017 for the innovation in technolgy led show BIM Show Live. The two day, sell-out event was attended by over 400 delegates at the newly renovated Grade II listed Boiler Shop.

FUSEHusqvarna France: Sales Force Meeting
In January 2017, a team of 40 from Husqvarna’s office is France headed to the North East to hold their Sales Force Meeting and visit their UK based offices and factory in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.
FUSERoyal College of Obstetricians and Gynacologists
In December 2016, over 160 delegates from around the UK headed to the North East for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) National Trainees Conference – the only annual conference for trainees in obstetrics and gynaecology.

FUSESociety of Local Authority Chief Executives
UK leaders descended on NewcastleGateshead for the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (Solace) annual summit which took place at Hilton Newcastle Gateshead.

FUSEGreat North Paediatric Conference
The Great North Paediatric Conference was held for the first time in Newcastle to celebrate the Great North Children’s Hospital and to showcase Paediatrics in the North of England.

FUSEBritish Academy of Management
The British Academy of Management, is the leading authority in the academic field of management in the UK, supporting and representing a community of scholars and engaging with international peers. Their largest conference to date took place at Newcastle University from 6th – 8th September, hosting 900 delegates from over 50 countries.

FUSEThe Poultry Veterinary Study Group of the EU
The Poultry Veterinary Study Group holds two meetings per year, with the objectives of promoting discussions and exchanging ideas relevant to veterinary surgeons within in poultry industry. The latest meeting was held at Jurys Inn in Gateshead on the 19 – 21 May 2016.

FUSEFUSE
The third International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health took place 27-28 April 2016 under the theme “Evidence to impact in public health” - organised by Fuse, the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health. 

SIOPENThe International Society of Paediatric Oncology European Neuroblastoma Group’s (SIOPEN) Annual General Meeting and 4th Neuroblastoma Research Symposium
270 delegates from around the world attended a range of meetings, and workshops as part of The International Society of Paediatric Oncology European Neuroblastoma Group’s (SIOPEN) Annual General Meeting and 4th Neuroblastoma Research Symposium in November 2015.

6th Annual Alliance for Healthy Aging Conference6th Annual Alliance for Healthy Aging Conference
Over 100 international experts with unique clinical, scientific and commercial perspectives on healthy ageing headed to the North East in October for the 6th Annual Alliance for Healthy Aging Conference.

ITI ConferenceVisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015
NewcastleGateshead was chosen to host this year’s annual awards, which celebrated the best tourism products in the country, following regional heats across the UK. Around 500 guests attended the glittering evening at Sage Gateshead.

ITI ConferenceInstitute of Translation & Interpreting Conference 2015
Around 300 professional translators and interpreters from 22 countries gathered for an Institute of Translation & Interpreting (ITI) conference held at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead on 23-25 April 2015.

International Jurists 2013 AGM
Lawyers from across the world arrived in NewcastleGateshead to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the International Jurists in June 2013.

British Society of Criminology ConferenceThe British Society of Criminology Conference
The annual event attracted 400 delegates from across the globe to Northumbria University.

Colour Conference 201312th International AIC Colour Conference 2013
Delegates from 33 countries attended the AIC Colour Conference – Bringing Colour to Life – at Sage Gateshead.

ICCA Winter Debate 2014ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter Winter Debate 2014
As proud members of ICCA, NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau successfully bid to bring the annual Winter Debate to the destination.

Brewin Dolphin 250th Anniversary CelebrationBrewin Dolphin 250th Anniversary Celebration
Brewin Dolphin's 250th anniversary was one of the largest corporate events held at Sage Gateshead since opening.

Thinking DigitalThinking Digital
An annual NewcastleGateshead-based conference that focuses on technology, digital media, mobile and more.

Bibby Offshore North East launchBibby Offshore North East launch
Bibby Offshore choose iconic Quayside setting to launch North East presence.

UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative Annual ConferenceUNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative annual conference
NewcastleGateshead welcomed Europe’s largest conference on infant feeding in November 2014.

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